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The Madhatter

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    Sci-Fi, modern jets, automobiles, ships, tanks, long walks on the beach......

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  1. The Madhatter

    ID4 Alien Exoskeleton

    your paint work is fantastic! Not sure about the pose though - kinda looks like he's doing the Haka but it doesn't matter really. It still looks awesome
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    SU-17 M4

    man that is nice! It's great to see one that hasn't been weathered to hell and back. I'm one of those on the list that has one of these kits to build one day and am not put off by the negative reviews Great job you've accomplished on this Si
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    ModelCollect 1/72 B-2A Stealth

    The kit was an infinite improvement over the Testors one in term of accuracy and fit but it still had it's challenges. The lack of locating pins etc can lead to ill fitting parts in the wrong places and the instructions are OK and on par with say Kinetic. The parts count is low as well and some etc attention to detail like the bomb bay wiring wouldn't have gone amiss. TBH, I don't think it's worth the price I paid for it. If it were cheaper then yes definitely but @ $200AU (now seen as 'low' as $170 from BNA) it's a bit of a rip off. Still, the main thing is that it produces a great looking 1/72 B-2 that you don't have to rescribe or cover with putty
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    Some cool Sci Fi from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    LOL! Yeah - I do. I had TFA in my head for some odd reason
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    Some cool Sci Fi from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    Thanks for that link Els - there are some pretty cool things there. I love that crashed X-WIng on Jaku diorama - that's very cool. I've seen a few things there already on a Japanese blog I follow The 3 headed dragon was also pretty cool with great explosion effects in play there - also like the Escape from Jaku in a U-Wing The fully ripped Godzilla like creature was also pretty gnarly! Great find mate
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    ModelCollect 1/72 B-2A Stealth

    thanks heaps guys
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    Iron Man Mark 24 "Tank" from Iron Man 3

    I'm not a huge Iron Man fan but I LOVE that tank! That is some seriously awesome painting right there! Well Done
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    Thanks guys. I've almost finished the base with 1 more ship to paint and attach. Pics soon
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    ModelCollect 1/72 B-2A Stealth

    thanks very much guys. It's all done now in the Display Case Si
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    ModelCollect 1/72 B-2A Stealth

    Hi everyone Well, it's finally done and dusted. Completely OOB with the exception of some wiring to the rear wheels. It's come out quite nicely I think. It's hard to make grey not so boring but I managed to get some variation here and there Now for the final pics [/url Well, that's it but thanks for looking in Si
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    Well, here are the lit shots. I had a minor emergency with this as I couldn't get the lights to work. I had to break it open to get inside to see what was wrong. As it turned out, the main power lead hadn't been soldered on properly and it had come off completely. As a result of not doing things right the first time, I now have to replace a missing greebly from the back end and fabricate one of those little sensors from one of the rear guns. Fixed the lighting though! That's all I have sorry. I did take more but they weren't worth showing. Once I have my fleet base all done I'll include some pictures of that too Thanks very much for stopping by and having a look Si
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    Hi everyone Well, she's pretty much done now. I am still working on the base which will house 3 ships for now with room for a Dreadnought later on I'm not going to weather it much now as I like it the way it is I'll take some lit shots later on and post them up hopefully tonight Let me know what you think - good or bad
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    Hey Ray Its about 35-40 cm long (I can't recall the exact measurements) These aren't the cheapest kits in the shops but are great value through HLJ and work out much cheaper. I saw this in a hobby shop in the city for $220 and i got it landed for about $120 or so (I cant remember the exact amount but it was considerably cheaper by nearly $100 or so). Ive bought a fair few of these SBY kits and each one is easy to put together and offer easy-ish lighting opportunities if that is the desired route
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    I know right - I love it. Its my favorite GIF just coz its so weird and out there.
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    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    thanks Blake! Have a go at detailing one - it's a lot of fun. The trick is to try and make the extra pieces look functional as opposed to bits just being stuck on. The Andromeda is pretty much finished now - it just needs a clear coat and some weathering. The paint has blended the details in nicely and they're not as noticeable underneath. I'm currently working on the base for the small fleet which will sit at 3 for the moment but with room to add a Dreadnought later down the track